Rihanna just will not stop this era. One triumph after another, another stunning video to start my week with.
In the video for one of her 2 next singles (the other being the Caribbean thumper Man Down), Princess RiRi gives us the visual for her head LOUD ballad, California King Bed. This has always been one of my fave songs on the album, and second only to Russian Roulette for Rihanna ballads. It explores the point of a relationship where even though you remain intimately close with your partner, it seems there couldn't be more distance between the two of you. The video presents a perfect representation of this. It shows a GORGEOUS Rihanna (seriously guys...she is breathtaking) and HOT man (seriously guys...I am gonna stalk him) in an enormous bed cuddling one minute and sitting on opposite sides alone the next, detailing the distance between them. The best part of the video is when Rihanna is behind the bed and it is black and white and depressing, and she is singing while small glimpses of color and sunlight try to seep their way to her.
A great video for a great song. I would love for this song to smash...Rihanna's reign this era is well deserved.